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- Richard Steele
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LibriVox recording of The Funeral: or Grief A-La-Mode by Richard Steele. Read in English by Availle; Beth Thomas; ToddHW; alanmapstone; Chris Cartwright; Son of the Exiles; Sonia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Eva Davis; Nemo; Bhavya; Kay; Campbell Schelp; Rob Marland; Joseph Tabler; Devorah Allen; TJ Burns; Foon; Crln Yldz Ksr; thestorygirl; SaraHale; Sandra Schmit; Carol Pelster; pmstrahm; Treefairy; MajorToast; MrRogers The Funeral: or, Grief à-la-Mode, a Comedy, was written in the summer of...
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LibriVox recording of Hecyra: The Mother-In-Law by Terence. (Translated by Henry Thomas Riley.) Read in English by Availle; ToddHW; Leanne Yau; Devorah Allen; Eva Davis; Beth Thomas; alanmapstone; Tomas Peter; Nemo; TJ Burns; Sonia Terence's six plays are comedies written while he was a slave to a Roman senator. NOTE: the main plot elements in Hecyra are quite unacceptable today: Pamphilus has just married a woman he does not recognize that he had earlier raped in a drunken fit; nor does she...
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- James Bryce; William Ewart Gladstone; John Morley; Edwin Lawrence Godkin; Henry Thring; Malcolm MacColl; Richard Barry O'Brien
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LibriVox recording of Handbook of Home Rule: Being Articles on the Irish Question by James Bryce; William Ewart Gladstone; John Morley; Edwin Lawrence Godkin; Henry Thring; Malcolm MacColl; Richard Barry O'Brien. Read in English by volunteer readers. The issue of Irish home rule was the dominant political question of British and Irish politics in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Published in 1887, this work contains articles in favour of the measure. (Irish home rule was finally approved in 1914...
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- Cissy van Marxveldt
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LibriVox opname van De H.B.S. tijd van Joop ter Heul door Cissy van Marxveldt. Gelezen in het Nederlands door Anna Simon. Joop ter Heul zit in de 3e klas van de H.B.S., en maakt graag plezier met haar vriendinnen van de Jopopinoloukicoclub. Ze heeft minder zin in het blokken voor de lessen, en het is maar de vraag of ze wel over gaat aan het eind van het schooljaar. Joop heeft een oudere broer Kees en zus Julie, een wat afwezige moeder en een strenge vader. Julie wordt verliefd op Joop’s...
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- William Dean Howells
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LibriVox recording of Heroines of Fiction by William Dean Howells. Read in English by Jim Locke This two-volume work includes heroines from the works of Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, Harte, Austen, Edgeworth, Scott, Dickens, Hawthorne, E. Bronte, Thackeray, and others. These studies of nineteenth-century literature were by a critical light of the time. (Summary by Jim Locke) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, social commentary, character delineation, religious controversies
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- Charles Perrault
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos de hadas by Charles Perrault. (Translated by Josep Coll i Vehí.) Read in Spanish by Mongope Populares cuentos de Perrault narrados para los niños, en los que aparecen mundos fantásticos: Hadas, ogros, personajes malvados. Todos ellos encierran alguna enseñanza y poder educativo. - Summary by Montse González For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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- George Frederick Kunz
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LibriVox recording of The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz. Read in English by volunteer readers. Full title is "The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, being a description of their sentiments and folklore, superstitions, symbolism, mysticism, use in medicine, protection, prevention, religion, and divination, crystal gazing, birthstones, lucky stones, and talismans, astral, zodiacal, and planetary." Just about everything you ever wanted to know about precious...
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- Ruth Plumly Thompson
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LibriVox recording of The Cowardly Lion of Oz (version 2) by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Read in English by Beth Thomas; Sydney Beck; Josh Kibbey; Aaron White; Nichalia Schwartz; Elisabeth Holland; Nan Dodge Mustafa of Mudge has heard of the famous Cowardly Lion of Oz, and decides to capture him and put him into a zoo! He enlists the help of Bob Up and a clown called Notta Bit More - the master of disguise! The Cowardly Lion meanwhile travels though Oz and meets a stone man, who offers to turn the...
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- George Gissing
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LibriVox recording of The Crown Of Life by George Gissing. Read in English by annie70; Laura Riley So what is the crown of life? Follow the journey of Piers and Irene as they attempt to discover. It is both a coming of age novel and love story at the same time, one which would bring delight to philosophers with many conversations for and against imperialism, romantics who would follow the long courtship in the center of the plot, and sociologists who would follow with interest the vivid way in...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, love story, social novel
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- Wilhelm Hauff
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LibriVox recording of Swanhilde, and other Fairy Tales by Wilhelm Hauff. (Translated by Carolyn Norris Horwitz.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Wilhelm Hauff was a German poet and novelist, perhaps best known for his fairy tales ( Märchen ). Some of his stories, such as the Caliph Stork found in this volume, are popular in German-speaking countries to this day. In this book of fairy tales, we find the tale of the beautiful Swanhilde and various other stand-alone fairy tales, as well...
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- Samuel Phillips Day
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LibriVox recording of Tea: Its Mystery and History by Samuel Phillips Day. Read in English by BettyB; Kathleen Moore; Ruth P.; Jennifer Fournier Samuel Phillips Day traces the history of tea from Asia to England, exploring some of the romance of this treasured drink and its place in British culture. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, england, botany, china, tea, lo fong loh
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- Theophrastus
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LibriVox recording of The Characters Of Theophrastus by Theophrastus. (Translated by Charles E. Bennett; William Alexander Hammond.) Read in English by David Wales Theophrastus ( c. 371 – c. 287 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic School. He wrote on many topics: biology, geology, physics, metaphysics, psychology, ethics, logic – and more. His book Characters… contains thirty brief, vigorous, and trenchant outlines of moral types, which form a...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, psychology, character, ancient Greek philosophy, personality types
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- Alice Calhoun Haines
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LibriVox recording of The Luck of the Dudley Grahams by Alice Calhoun Haines. Read in English by Colleen McMahon The Luck of the Dudley Grahams is the story of the four Graham children and their recently widowed mother, trying to make ends meet by taking boarders into their somewhat eccentric home, as told by 17-year-old Elizabeth to her diary. She chronicles their struggles with the boarders, housekeeping on a very tight budget, and the adventures of her three younger siblings. If the category...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, fiction, novel, teen, young adult, diary, family, kids, epistolary, ya
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- Rafael Sabatini
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LibriVox recording of The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini. Read in English by Carol Pelster Justin Caryll was an unwilling hero: an unwilling plotter of revenge, an unwilling spy and an unwilling pursuer of the woman he loves. Justin must thread a perilous path through various sticky wickets, between the machinations of his foster father, the violence of his brother, the relentless pursuit by the government's agent, his hopeless love for the hapless heroine, and the struggles of his own...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, romance, English History, swashbuckling
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LibriVox recording of The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - 10. October 1897 by The National Geographic Society. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the October Number. It includes the following articles: The Enchanted Mesa, by F. W. Hodge Electric Street Railways, by John Hyde Geographical Research in the United States, by Gardiner G. Hubbard and Marcus Baker A Brief Account of the Geographic Work of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, railway, natgeo, survey, magazine, research
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LibriVox recording of На краю света (On the Edge of the World) by Nikolai Leskov. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky Повесть основана на подлинном случае миссионерской деятельности архиепископа Нила (1799-1874), но написана с характерным для Лескова гротеском и тщательной шлифовкой персонажей. Затронута необычная для...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Siberia, mission, eastern orthodox
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 064 by Various. Read in English by Nigel Fisher; Kivaun; Winston Tharp; Dale Grothmann; dan_h; Jessica Renfro; livhardy; Colleen McMahon; Peter Musgrove; Scott McMullan Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mars, time travel, space, aliens, speculative fiction, planetary
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- William Henry Harrison Murray
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LibriVox recording of Short Stories Of William Henry Harrison Murray by William Henry Harrison Murray. Read in English by David Wales Murray (1840-1904) was a sometime clergyman, journalist, and purveyor of the outdoor life. His books did much to popularize the virtues of outdoor experience, especially in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Here are stories, some humorous some serious, of the out-of-doors, of love between man and woman, man and horse, man and dog, teacher and acolyte,...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, dogs, death, short stories, American civil war, Westerns, horses, outdoors,...
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- Joseph Addison; Richard Steele
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LibriVox recording of Days With Sir Roger de Coverley by Joseph Addison; Richard Steele. Read in English by Elijah The author Sir Richard Steele, who was one of the Spectator's, gets the opportunity to spend a month in Sir Roger de Coverley's house. (Elijah Fisher) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, children's
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- Edward Keble Chatterton
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LibriVox recording of The Romance of Piracy by Edward Keble Chatterton. Read in English by Dan Ficklin; Sonia; A. Bryan Johnson; Devorah Allen; Linda Johnson; Ciufi Galeazzi; Kristine Bekere; Joan Windle; ToddHW; Sarah Lorenowich The Library of Romance is a series of books concerning the romance of scientific facts, be it biology, chemistry, history, or politics. This volume is one of history, concerning an account of the known facts of piracy, starting with the vikings, and arching in history...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, history, non-fiction, science, pirates, sea, piracy, 1914, nautic, 2019
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LibriVox recording of The New Republic; or Culture, Faith and Philosophy in an English Country House by William Hurrell Mallock. Read in English by Foon A group of upper class men and women gather together in an English country house to discuss their ideas for a utopia (their "New Republic"). The novel is a satire mocking most of the important figures at Oxford University at the time of publication, with regards to aestheticism and Hellenism. Some of the famous characters that are...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, oxford, homophobia, oxford university, intellectual
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- Richard Marsh
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LibriVox recording of Judith Lee - Pages From Her Life by Richard Marsh. Read in English by Alan Winterrowd Judith Lee is a young woman with an unusual gift, she can read lips at a distance as well as she can hear the person next to her. Her skill leads her into a number of adventures. Written by Richard Marsh (The Beetle, Joss: the Reversion) and published in the Strand Magazine in 1911, Marsh creates a strong independent female detective. For further information, including links to online...
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- Madison Cawein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 21 recordings of Knight - Errant by Madison Cawein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  February 3, 2019. Read in English by Amy Gramour; Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; Campbell Schelp; David Lawrence; DanielleM; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Jim Gallagher; Josh Kibbey; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Lynne Schroeder; Nichalia Schwartz; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void.  Cawein's poetry allied...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, poetry, nature, romance, courage, valour
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- H. Rider Haggard
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LibriVox recording of Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Anfinwen; VfkaBT; deongines; ToddHW; marjoriewilliams8907 A famed archeologist, an aging doctor, and a young army engineer set out across the African desert on a great adventure. Professor Higgs is in search of new archeological discoveries, Dr. Adams seeks to rescue his kidnapped son, and Captain Orme wants to forget an unhappy love affair. Maqueda, Daughter of Kings, ruler of the Abati, enlists their aid to...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, solomon, africa, sphinx
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- David Masters
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LibriVox recording of The Romance of Excavation by David Masters. Read in English by Steven Seitel The Romance of Excavation: A Record of the Amazing Discoveries in Egypt, Assyria, Troy, Crete, etc., with Twenty-Nine Illustrations, by David Masters (Charles Edwin Brand, 1883-1965). From the Foreword: "In the following pages I have sought to reveal some of the romance of excavation, to tell the fascinating story of the men who have gone out into the desert places and dug up long-lost cities...
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LibriVox Aufnahme einer Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 029 von verschiedenen Autoren Gelesen auf Deutsch von LibriVox Freiwilligen. Eine Sammlung von 20 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording....
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, German, Hörbuch, Deutsch, poésie, gedichte, lyrik
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LibriVox recording of Variações sobre o flirt: pequeno ensaio de psychologia urbana by João do Rio. Read in Portuguese by Leni Variações sobre o flirt: pequeno ensaio de psychologia urbana é uma curta obra de João do Rio, que guarda as melhores características de suas crônicas sobre o cotidiano carioca da virada do século XX. O autor observa como os jovens namoradeiros de sua época "flirtam", comparando com as formas de namorar de épocas pregressas. João do Rio apresenta...
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LibriVox recording of Volcanoes and Vulcanology (1885-1917) by Various. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer This is a collection of short scientific articles on the study of volcanoes and related seismic activity published in Knowledge, A Monthly Record of Science between 1884-1917 - Summary by J. M. Smallheer For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording....
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Japan, science, California, africa, Italy, volcano, hawaii, earthquake,...
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LibriVox recording of Two Old Faiths: Essays on the Religions of the Hindus and the Mohammedans by John Murray Mitchell; William Muir. Read in English by Scientila Duddempudi This book contains two essays, one by each of the listed authors. They describe the two religions of Hinduism and Islam, their history, and their contrast with Christianity. This book was part of the curriculum for the C.L.S.C. (the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle) in the early 1900s. (Summary by Scientila) For...
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LibriVox recording of What She Said and What She Meant, and People Who Haven't Time and Can't Afford It by Pansy. Read in English by TriciaG Two short stories by Pansy. In "What She Said and What She Meant," Mrs. Marks detests gossip and avoids it as much as she can. But what she does say is vague and suggestive. It is taken, added to, and passed on by others, so that it is no longer what she meant , and threatens to ruin people's reputations and lives in the process. In "People...
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- Ruth Plumly Thompson
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LibriVox recording of The Wishing Horse of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Read in English by Beth Thomas. Magic wishing emeralds mysteriously arrive in the little kingdom of Skampavia. King Skamperoo immediately confiscates them and wishes to become the Emperor of Oz, with his magic horse Chalk as his advisor. All the residents of Oz are enchanted to forget Ozma and their own rulers, except for Dorothy and Pigasus the flying pig. Can Dorothy and Pigasus break the enchantment and rescue Princess...
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- Frederik Pohl; C. M. Kornbluth
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LibriVox recording of Wolfbane by Frederik Pohl; C. M. Kornbluth. Read in English by Dale Grothmann This science fiction novel takes place in the year 2203, if we take literally the age of 250 years. A rogue planet, populated by strange machines known as Pyramids, has stolen the Earth from the Solar system, taking it off into interstellar space. The moon has been 'ignited' by alien technology to serve as a miniature sun around which both planets orbit. This new sun is rekindled every 5 years,...
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LibriVox recording of The World’s Story Volume VI: Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Balkan States and Turkey by Eva March Tappan. Read in English by Sonia; Jim Locke; alanmapstone; Tomas Peter; Colleen McMahon; Kristine Bekere; Nemo; Foon; April6090; tovarisch; Devorah Allen; Sandra Schmit; techpsalti; Monika M. C.; Eva Davis; realisticspeakers; Larry Wilson; ToddHW; TJ Burns; thestorygirl This is the sixth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story,...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Hungary, Wallenstein, Peter the Great, Russia, Siberia, poland, kalevala,...
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LibriVox recording of Young Folk's Treasury, Vol. 6 - Famous Travels & Adventures by Hamilton Wright Mabie. Read in English by BettyB Historical vignettes of selected locations throughout the world and many of our early explorers as well. Fascinating travel adventures throughout Europe, Asia, America, etc. for young and old alike. Perfect for the armchair traveler who enjoys learning of our global past... - Summary by BettyB For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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- Frederick Adam Wright
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LibriVox recording of Feminism in Greek Literature by Frederick Adam Wright. Read in English by Beth Thomas; DaveWindell; Sarah Lorenowich; April6090; Ciufi Galeazzi; DJRickyV This study, published in 1923, examines the views regarding women's place in Ancient Greek society based especially on the writings of Homer, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Socrates and Aristotle. As the author offers his opinion and judgement, that at times reflect views on women, homosexuality and other social groups...
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- Charles F. Horne; Rossiter Johnson; John Rudd
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LibriVox recording of The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 1 by Charles F. Horne; Rossiter Johnson; John Rudd. Read in English by realisticspeakers; Colleen McMahon; Linda Johnson; deongines; Blake Butler; Ciufi Galeazzi; Larry Wilson; Kristine Bekere; DavidReader; Dave Gillespie A comprehensive and readable account of the world's history, emphasizing the more important events, and presenting these as complete narratives in the master-words of the most eminent historians. This is...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, solomon, buddhism, Assyria, Confucius, dawn of civilization, hammurabi,...
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- Steele Rudd
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LibriVox recording of Dave Brings Home A Wife by Steele Rudd. Read in English by Beth Thomas; Son of the Exiles; Tomas Peter; Devorah Allen; Nemo; Linda Olsen Fitak; Larry Wilson; Zoe Trang; TJ Burns; Foon; Peter Musgrove; ToddHW; Sonia; Sandra Schmit; Leanne Yau This is a self-contained story-arc over eight chapters from the pages of Steele Rudd's book "Back At Our Selection". The Synopsis: After being a shy bachelor for a number of years, Dave (Dad Rudd's second eldest son) has...
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- Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης)
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LibriVox recording of Ιστορίαι (Histories) Βιβλίον 7 (Book 7) by Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης). Read in Ancient Greek by olorou Η Ιστορία του Θουκυδίδη εξιστορεί τα πρώτα 20 χρόνια του πολέμου μεταξύ της Αθήνας και της Σπάρτης, που κράτησε από το 431 μέχρι το 404 π.Χ. και είναι γνωστός ως Πελοποννησιακός Πόλεμος. Είναι έργο...
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- Willa Sibert Cather
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LibriVox recording of A Lost Lady by Willa Sibert Cather. Read in English by Rob Marland The young Niel Herbert idolizes Marian Forrester, the beautiful and charismatic wife of a pioneering railroad magnate. After discovering Mrs Forrester’s affair with another man, Herbert loses faith in her and all he thought she represented. Content warning for one use of the N-word. - Summary by Rob Marland For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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- Charles Edward Chapman
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LibriVox recording of A History of California: The Spanish Period by Charles Edward Chapman. Read in English by Steven Seitel If you have ever wondered why Spain (and not Japan, which was so so much better positioned to do it) was first to “settle” the Golden State, this book is for you. Professor Chapman has produced a comprehensive and highly entertaining popular history of “the Californias,” beginning with a nod to geography and the native races and carrying on through to the arrival...
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- Edwin H. Porter
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LibriVox recording of The Fall River Tragedy by Edwin H. Porter. Read in English by Lynne T The story of how Lizzie Borden supposedly murdered her parents has passed into American folklore, partly thanks to the albeit inaccurate playground rhyme, "Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41." Here we have the 'true' story, as reported by the local police reporter who attended the trial and lived only streets away...
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- Mrs. E. J. Bourhill
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LibriVox recording of Fairy Tales from South Africa by Mrs. E. J. Bourhill. Read in English by NoelBadrian The stories in this collection come from the oral traditions of the people from Swaziland, Matabeleland (Ndebele people) and Zululand in South Africa. The authors, Mrs. E. J. Bourhill and Mrs. J. B. Drake, or more properly the collectors and editors of the stories assert that: "All the stories in this book are real Fairy Tales, just as much as Jack the Giant-killer or The Sleeping...
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- Tudor Jenks
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Famous Sieges by Tudor Jenks. Read in English by Daniel Sagner; Tommy Hersant; Kristine Bekere; Liam Young; Steven Seitel; Dan Ficklin; Elsie Selwyn; Colleen McMahon; AlosLovecraft; jenno; Jon Scott Jones History is dominated by war, battles, and sieges. Our history books are full of these. But history books usually don't explain sieges in such an accessible and at times entertaining way as Tudor Jenks manages in this 1909 volume. The text and explanations are...
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LibriVox recording of Bible (CUV) NT 04: The Gospel of John by Chinese Union Version. Read in Chinese by aleithia 現在稱為《和合本》的聖經,初稱《官話和合本》,用了清朝的慣用稱呼「官話」,至清末民國時期「官話」逐漸改稱「國語」,故此改名《國語和合本。因著《國語和合本》大為流行,成為教會唯一在用的和合譯本,現今簡稱為《和合本》。...
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- Barry Pain
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LibriVox recording of Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain. Read in English by Bev J Stevens; Colleen McMahon; Maria de Fátima da Silva; Angelique G. Campbell; DaveWindell; Malachy Orozco; Josh Kibbey; Cornel Nemes; Campbell Schelp; M.B. Price This is a collection of stories by Barry Pain. While not all of these fall squarely into the genre of ghost and horror story, for which the author is so well-known until today, many of them will send chills down the spines of reader and listeners, and all of...
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- Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Just As I Am by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by annie70; Lynda Marie Neilson The murder has finally been solved. After 20 years, Humphrey Vargas came with his dog, seemingly from no where, and informed the magistrate of the county that he murdered the popular Mr. Blake. He even told the magistrate the whole story. This book picks up where other books end and shows how this revelation brings about a chain of unexpected events. Knowing who murdered such a popular...
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LibriVox recording of The Lieutenant and Others by Sapper. Read in English by Stefan Von Blon; Ariphron; Lynda Marie Neilson; Josh Kibbey; Steve C; Phil Schempf; Kathryn Cummins This is a volume of short stories by Herman Cyril McNeile, better known by his pseudonym "Sapper", who is well-known until today for his haunting short stories and novels, set at the front in World War I, and based on his first-hand experiences. This collection is early, it was published in 1916, the bloodiest...
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- Henry Richard Fox Bourne; Thomas Barnes Cochrane
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald: Completing the "Autobiography of a seaman". Volume 1 by Henry Richard Fox Bourne; Thomas Barnes Cochrane. Read in English by Timothy Ferguson Lord Cochrane was a Napoleonic-era sea captain, whose adventures were the source material for many popular series of naval fiction. He started to write a biography but passed away after completing only two volumes. This work, co-authored by a naval historian and...
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LibriVox recording of The Chronicles of America Volume 07 - Dutch and English on the Hudson by Maud Wilder Goodwin. Read in English by Jim Locke Geography is the maker of history. The course of Dutch settlement in America was predetermined by a river which runs its length of a hundred and fifty miles from the mountains to the sea through the heart of a fertile country and which offers a natural highway for transportation of merchandise and for communication between colonies. No man, however,...
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LibriVox recording of Coffee Break Collection 18 - Pirates by Various. Read in English by Chris Pyle; Lynne T; Garth Burton; Colleen McMahon; Josh Kibbey; Phil Schempf; April6090; Craig Campbell This is the eighteenth Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select English language public domain works of about 15 minutes or less in duration -- perfect to listen to during commutes, workouts or coffee breaks. The topic for this collection is pirates... a rich source of material....
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- G. K. Chesterton
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LibriVox recording of Fancies Versus Fads by G. K. Chesterton. Read in English by Larry Wilson; realisticspeakers; John; Linda Johnson; Campbell Schelp; Tomas Peter; Phil Chenevert; thestorygirl; Ciufi Galeazzi; MLC13; Justin S Barrett; tommack; Greg Giordano; Brian James; April6090; Kathleen Moore. A Collection of 31 essays from G.K. Chesterton. “I have strung these things together on a slight enough thread; but as the things themselves are slight, it is possible that the thread (and the...
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- George Gordon, Lord Byron
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LibriVox recording of El Corsario by George Gordon, Lord Byron. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza El corsario es, ante todo, un poema autobiográfico que narra las aventuras de un tal Conrado, un corsario rechazado por la sociedad -no así por las mujeres- debido a su comportamiento escandaloso. Byron fue uno de los poetas que gozó en vida de más popularidad. Su existencia se enlazó con la historia política europea de un cuarto de siglo, y llegó a eclipsar en su patria y en su época la...
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- Grace Livingston Hill
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LibriVox recording of An Unwilling Guest by Grace Livingston Hill. Read in English by LikeManyWaters A young society woman travels to the country to visit her aunt, only to end up as the unwilling guest of a neighboring family. The daughter is not so sure how to deal with this unpleasant circumstance. The young man of the household has met her before. Through them, she gains new perspectives on life, faith, and love. - Summary by LikeManyWaters For further information, including links to online...
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- Katharine Lee Bates
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Blood Road by Katharine Lee Bates. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 30, 2018. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Christine Rojas; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Hypatia; Justin S Barrett; Jon Scott Jones; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; melaniebjensen; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Ruth Logrono; SweetHome; Tasha C Mapes and Tomas Peter. Katharine Lee Bates was an American writer, poet, professor, and social...
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- George Barton
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LibriVox recording of Angels of the Battlefield by George Barton. Read in English by Larry Wilson; John; Ciufi Galeazzi; Kristine Bekere; Indu Nair; Michael Fassio; Kathleen Moore; Beau Wood; Rita Boutros; Paul Thomas; Chuck Williamson; Nemo; shelleturner; realisticspeakers "Angels of the Battlefield: A History of the Labors of the Catholic Sisterhoods in the Late Civil War" chronicles the compassionate services of these dedicated women during the bitter and bloody U.S. Civil War....
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- Harry Leon Wilson
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LibriVox recording of Bunker Bean by Harry Leon Wilson. Read in English by Joseph Tabler Young, self conscious, timid stenographer for a New York businessman with a beautiful daughter (the flapper). He emulates stronger types, but alas.....is not them. He grows up in this humorous volume from 1913. - Summary by joseph tabler For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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Voices of Today
- Voices of Today
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Tamerlane and other poems by Edgar Allan Poe Narrated by Denis Daly and Alexa Sheppard    This collection represents Poe's earliest attempts at writing verse, and was first published in 1827. The young Poe was so bashful about his ilterary ability that the author is described only as "a Bostonian." Contents Introduction Tamerlane Fugitive pieces To - - Dreams Visit of the Dead Evening star Imitation Stanzas A Dream The Happiest Day The Lake In the first and longest poem,  the...
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- Robert Hugh Benson
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LibriVox recording of A Mirror Of Shalott by Robert Hugh Benson. Read in English by David Wales Fourteen stories of the strange by the Anglican then Roman Catholic priest, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914). The form of the book is of stories told by a gathering of Roman Catholic clergy. Benson wrote prolifically in many genres. His horror and ghost fiction are collected in The Light Invisible (1903) and A Mirror of Shalott (1907) - Summary by David Wales For further information, including links to...
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LibriVox recording of Arqtiq: A Study of the Marvels at the North Pole by Anna Adolph. Read in English by Chuck Williamson Described by author Liza Daly as a "strange masterpiece of outsider art," Arqtiq is a bizarre, borderline hallucinatory work of feminist utopian fiction. Equal parts sci-fi adventure, philosophical tract, and pro-Symmesian pamphlet, Anna Adolph’s strange, self-published novella centers its narrative around an aviator (also named Anna) who, along with a ragtag...
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LibriVox recording of Baled Hay: A Drier Book than Walt Whitman's ''Leaves o' Grass'' by Bill Nye. Read in English by Scotty Smith There can really be no excuse for this last book of trite and beautiful sayings. I do not attempt, in any way, to palliate this great wrong. I would not do so even if I had an idea what palliate meant. . . . I have taken great care to thoroughly eradicate anything that would have the appearance of poetry in this work, and there is not a thought or suggestion...
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LibriVox recording of Children's Short Works, Vol. 027 by Various. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson; Nan Dodge; Wayne Cooke; MajorToast; Nemo; Colleen McMahon; StudioMike; Ruth P.; Josh Kibbey Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 027: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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- Jorge Manrique
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LibriVox recording of Coplas by Jorge Manrique. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans. Estas coplas fueron escritas en honor a la muerte del Maestre don Santiago Rodrigo Manrique, y en ellas se pueden notar reflexiones acerca de la vida, la fortuna y la muerte. Esta obra es de género poético y una de las mas consultadas en la literatura española. ... (Summary by Kendal Rigans) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Voices of Today
- Voices of Today
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The Larrikin of Diamond Creek From Old Offenders and a few old scores (1923) By E.W Hornung  Narrated by Denis Daly Today the fame of E.W. Hornung rests upon his stories about Raffles, the gentleman burglar.  However, among his works are many other novels, short stories, poetry and reminiscences of the First World War, in which he served and during which his son perished.  During the war, he developed an admiration for the Australian servicemen and an interest in that country.      This...
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- Mary Cholmondeley
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LibriVox recording of Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley. Read in English by Simon Evers The book starts with Annette Georges choosing between two fates: suicide and running away with a disreputable stranger. She is rescued by a kind woman who looks after her until she can go to live with her maiden aunts in a village in the English countryside. There she meets and makes friends with various people and, almost coincidentally, the facts of her past come back to play a crucial part in the...
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- Homer
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LibriVox recording of Book 13 of Odyssey by Homer. Read in Ancient Greek by Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) - http://www.projethomere.com Ἡ ἐργασία...
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- Lilian C. Garis
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LibriVox recording of Nancy Brandon's Mystery by Lilian C. Garis. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer Nancy spends the summer with a cousin she hardly knows who has a friend who seems to be a bad influence. Secrets, jealousy and bitterness fill their days until they learn how to believe in themselves and overcome their bitterness when the truth is revealed. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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- Homer
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LibriVox recording of Book 14 of Odyssey by Homer. Read in Ancient Greek by Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) - http://www.projethomere.com Ἡ ἐργασία...
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- Mrs. Humphry
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LibriVox recording of Manners for Men by Mrs. Humphry. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Many men who go out into the world while still very young to earn their living have few opportunities of acquiring a knowledge of social observances. Should this little manual of manners be of use to any such in enabling them to master the theory, as it were, of social customs in the educated classes, it will have attained its aim. (Mrs. Humphry) For further information, including links to online...
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- Frances Alice Forbes
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Saint Paul by Frances Alice Forbes. Read in English by Larry Wilson; John; Slix32; Maria de Fátima da Silva; Kristine Bekere A short biography of Saint Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles, from the time of his persecution of the Christians to his martyrdom. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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- Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of On the Parts of Animals by Aristotle. (Translated by William Ogle.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards On the Parts of Animals (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΖΩΩΝ ΜΟΡΙΩΝ; Latin: De Partibus Animalium) by Aristotle (ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ). The first book asks whether animals were designed or came into existence by chance. The remaining three books focus on particular examples of various animals and the functions of their organs. The translator William Ogle, who was both a...
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- George Gissing
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LibriVox recording of Our Friend The Charlatan by George Gissing. Read in English by Jim Locke Dice Lashmore will do everything he can in in his quest to become rich. The key is, of course, finding a rich wife. This book describes his numerous courtships of women. It also describes the moral decline of a man who has only one goal, and how other people react to it. This book is about courtship, but also about values. It raises questions like: do modern values of feminism and choice still hold?...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 3, Chapter 15. (We delve a little into Chapter 16 but we will start that one over next time.) [NOTE: My apologies, everyone.. Proclus (at least here, in the Theology of Plato) has been...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis This was a Saturday morning gathering where Pierre midwifed four NS members on their recent dreams. (We had no other normal Saturday chit-chat besides the dreams, so I just classified it as an NSDRM only.) Dream Texts (Forthcoming) Technical Issues I arrived late to Regina's, and Pierre and Ciprian were already chatting. By the time I got the (new) camera set up, they were 28 minutes in. So there is no video for roughly that first half hour. More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Eldar explores a dream with Pierre. Dream Text Eldar's Dream 01.24.2019 I was at the beginning of some event and l was asked to help set up some fencing; There were four of us. There was a little confusion about how to set up these fences and I guess‘we were trying to figure it out I think one of the guys was the leader, but then it was like I was also the leader, or maybe he asked me to be the leader So then we started and I think I started saying how we could do it, but then one of...
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Synopsis Another lovely Saturday morning chat and coffee with Pierre. First a chat with Sayon (I call it 'midwifery', but really just chat..), then two dreams, one from Regina, and another with Eldar. Dream Texts Regina's dream 1/25/29 What I remember. I went to my car repair man and he was looking over the Chrysler. He said that it’s going to be junked. I asked why he said that it would be too much to repair. I thought but didn’t say that he wants to address high end cars or high end jobs...
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